Helleborus argutifolius

Corsican Hellebore

Evergreen Perennial

Helleborus argutifolius is a durable perennial with bold evergreen foliage. Chartreuse green flowers appear in winter. Remove spent blooms by cutting to base of the plant and you'll have a handsome clump of toothy glossy foliage that looks great all summer long. This sun lover looks great combined with ornamental grasses, lavender and other perennials for sun.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Mounding, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Chartreuse / Lime
Bloom Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, Winter, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos